Guy Erez

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Guy Erez
Guy Erez with Alan Parsons Live Project performing in Tel Aviv, Israel in 2010
Guy Erez with Alan Parsons Live Project performing in Tel Aviv, Israel in 2010
Background information
BornIsrael
GenresPop/Rock
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, record producer
Years active1992–present
LabelsAtlantic, Warner Bros., CBS, RCA, DreamWorks, Interscope, Jive
WebsiteGuyErez.com

Guy Erez (Hebrew: גיא ארז) is a Los Angeles-based songwriter/producer, composer and virtuoso bass player. Born and raised in Israel, Erez moved to Los Angeles in 1992. His songs have appeared in hit movies and TV shows including the soundtrack to the Oscar-winning film Crash,[1] Grey's Anatomy[2] and Beverly Hills 90210.[3] He is a songwriter and producer on the theme to the Marvel/Disney series The Avengers,[4] and his composer credits include NASA's official video that they released leading up to the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope.[5] He has also worked with artists such as Gipsy Kings,[6] Jason Mraz,[7] Miley Cyrus,[8] Ziggy Marley[8] and Alan Parsons.[9]

Songwriting and producing[edit]

One of Erez's first hit songs was BareNaked by Jennifer Love Hewitt, which he co-wrote with Meredith Brooks.[10] The song made the Billboard Top 40 charts in 2002. This brought attention to Chrysalis Music, who signed him to a publishing deal, adding him to their roster of staff songwriters. During this time period, he also wrote and produced songs with artists including Holly Palmer and P.J. Olsson, garnering him another Billboard Top 40 hit with the Ryan Cabrera single "Shine On" for Atlantic Records. Erez also contributed as both songwriter and producer for the title track "Shine" from the second solo album by Sam Bettens of K's Choice fame and The Gipsy Kings' Live at Kenwood House in London DVD released in 2006. He also co-wrote the two most recent Alan Parsons singles with Parsons and P.J. Olsson, "Fragile", and "Do you Live at All".

Film and TV work[edit]

Erez has songs in over 100 films and TV shows. His entre into TV was with a song called "Boom da Boom,"[8] which both Fox and Disney used to promote current shows including The Simpsons & King of the Hill. This led to first MTV, then others bringing in Erez to compose on shows for them including The Tom Green Show, The Andy Dick Show (theme song & score), The Whitest Kids U' Know and others. Since then, he has had songs in movies such as Van Wilder, The Perfect Score & Carolina plus TV shows like Grey's Anatomy, Beverly Hills 90210, NCIS, The Tonight Show and The Hills, amongst others. He was commissioned by Marvel to compose and produce the theme songs to the series The Avengers, Iron Man Extremis, Astonishing X-Men,[11] and as composer on Marvel's Adaptive Audio Digital Comic, "Captain America, Winter Soldier." Erez more recently was the composer for the Emmy winning ABC television series Sea Rescue and the Emmy nominated TV series The Wildlife Docs. 2019 found Erez writing and producing a series of songs for the successful Netflix Original series, Super Monsters.

Bass player[edit]

Erez regularly works playing bass as a session musician. He taught bass playing at Los Angeles Music Academy from 1996 to 2001. His prolific bass performances can be heard in recordings such as the Florence & the Machine theme to Dragon Age II, and also while performing live such as with Randy Coleman opening for The Who at The Hollywood Bowl. Starting in 2010 up through 2020 sees Erez on the road in the band Alan Parsons Live Project as the bass player. He shared the bill in that time period with acts such as Simple Minds, Earth Wind & Fire and David Pack from Ambrosia. He also played bass on Ziggy Marley's Grammy-winning album, "Fly Rasta."

Recent work[edit]

Erez is currently songwriting with Alan Parsons[12] and co-wrote Parsons' singles "Fragile," "Do you Live at All," and "Miracle." He regularly writes, produces and plays bass for up-and-coming bands such as Kina Grannis, Karmina, Right the Stars and his most recent project Yacht Life. Erez also continues to score music for companies like EA, Marvel and Disney on projects such as Marvel's 2014 Captain America Interactive Audio Digital Comic, and TV shows including the Emmy nominated ABC television series Sea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs. Erez's bass playing can be heard on recordings such as the Grammy-winning Ziggy Marley album "Fly Rasta," and the Miley Cyrus song "Hands of Love."

Selected discography[edit]

Year Album Artist Credit
1998 Power Rangers Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Bass
2000 Kina Kina Bass
2000 True North Fisher Bass
2002 BareNaked Jennifer Love Hewitt Composer
2003 Girlʼs Night Out Vol 2 Various Artists Composer
2004 Just So You Know Holly Palmer Composer/Producer
2004 Billy Miles Billy Miles Producer/Composer/Bass/Keyboards
2005 Music From and inspired by the Academy Award-winning Movie Crash Original Motion Picture soundtrack Producer
2005 Scream Sam Bettens Composer
2005 You Stand Watching Ryan Cabrera Composer
2005 Beautifully Insane P.J. Olsson Bass/Composer/Producer/Programming/Mixing
2005 Lost Art of the Idle Moment Carmen Rizzo Bass
2005 Pax Romana xxv Brother Producer/Composer/Keyboards/Programming/Mixing/Engineer
2006 Where's Neil When You Need Him? Neil Gaiman Bass
2006 N Soundtrack Various Artists Composer
2007 To Infinity MissFlag Producer
2007 My Dear New Years Day Composer
2007 American Scream P.J. Olsson Bass/Mixing/Producer/Guitar
2007 Shine Sam Bettens Composer
2008 Backwards into Beauty Karmina Producer/Bass/Guitar/Keyboards/Programming/Mixing
2008 Turn To Stone Becca Composer
2009 Never Say Goodbye Sam Bettens Producer/Composer/Mixing
2009 Everything You Need Manda Mosher Producer/Composer/Bass/ Acoustic Guitar/Vocal
2009 Eternal Huun-Huur-Tu Fretless Bass
2010 Stairwells Kina Grannis Bass
2011 My Star Marina V Producer/Bass/Guitar/Additional Keyboards/Programming/Mixing/Editing
2014 Fly Rasta Ziggy Marley Bass
2015 Hands of Love Miley Cyrus Bass
2016 Live in Columbia Alan Parsons Bass/ Vocals/ Band Member
2019 The Secret Alan Parsons Bass/ Composer/ Double Bass

Main source for discography:[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Crash Movie Soundtrack on Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
  2. ^ ""You Know the Way" (Acoustic) – Right the Stars video". NME.com. Retrieved 23 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Internet Movie Database". IMDB.com. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
  4. ^ "New York Times". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 10 July 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2012.
  5. ^ "NASA's Official Site". NASA.gov. Retrieved 18 July 2022.
  6. ^ "How Guy 'Boom Da Boom' Erez made it in LA". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 12 January 2012.
  7. ^ "Miracle by The Alan Parsons Project". songfacts. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  8. ^ a b c "Guy Erez at AllMusic". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 12 January 2012.
  9. ^ "Alan Parsons Official Site". AlanParsonsMusic.com. Archived from the original on 23 July 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2012.
  10. ^ "BareNaked by Jennifer Love Hewitt at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 12 January 2012.
  11. ^ ""Astonishing X-Men: Gifted" Heralds Marvel Knights Motion Comics Line". TheTrades.com. Archived from the original on 25 May 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
  12. ^ "Alan Parsons Trains 16 Attendees at Master Class in Los Angeles". MixOnline.com. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
  13. ^ Guy Erez at Allmusic

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